DESINARE at Riccardo Barthel
DESINARE is the child of a passion shared by Francesco Barthel, Alessandro Grassi and Claudio Mariottini, a passion for fine food and wines, and their desire to create a place where some of the most brilliant and talented stars on the Italian wine-and-food scene can share their knowledge and experience with other enthusiasts.
DESINARE is an old-fashioned Florentine term for that time of day when the family would gather around the table to eat. It refers not just to the act of dining but to the ritual of conviviality, the need to take a break from work to talk, exchange ideas, renew the bonds of love that have long been at the heart of our domestic culture. Inspired by this concept, we wanted to create a place that was open to food in the broadest, most all-encompassing sense of the term: not just a source of pleasure and sustenance, but a repository of knowledge, ideas and emotions.